Curriculum Vitae

 

 

 

Education

2012
Masters in Fine Arts in Performance, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2009            
Bachelors of Art in Humanities, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL
 

Awards and Grants

2018
Emergency Fund Grant, Artist in Residence at UIUC’s Latino/a Studies Department.

Latino/a Studies Department at UIUC Honorarium, Artist in Residence

2013       
New Music New College Honorarium, Visiting Artist at New College of Florida. Sarasota, FL.

2012
Studio for Creative Inquiry Honorarium, VIA Fest Performance and Artist Lecture. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Roofless Records Grant, Florida Oasis Mini Festival, Comfort Station, Chicago, IL

2009       
New College Alumni Association Study and Research Award, Senior Thesis Project Reward
Council of Academic Affairs Grant, Senior Thesis Project Reward        


Solo Exhibitions

2018
Limbs, Ligaments, and Parts: My Body is There. A solo exhibition of past work using stills, video, and interactive installations. La Estación Gallery at the Latino/a Studies Department at University of Illinois Champaign Urbana, IL

LIMBS, live performance art/experimental music composition, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL

2013 
Wall of Skin, sound and light interactive performance, Black Box Theater, New Music New College Program, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL

2009
WAVES: An Exploration of Sound and Light, Caples Isserman Gallery, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL
 

Group Exhibitions

2017
Full Frontal Biopsy. Monster Love group show. UIUC English and Gender Studes Dept. Champaign,IL
Tropical Frankenstein. Performance art collaboration with Mikey Mcparlane. Digital Arts Demo Space. Chicago, IL
Tropical Frankenstein. Performance art collaboration with Mikey Mcparlane. Rapid Pulse Festival at Defibrillator Gallery. Chicago, IL

2016
Tropical Frankenstein. Performance art collaboration with Mikey Mcparlane. Flesh Crisis Show. Kansas City, Missouri. 
Wall of Skin. Being Brown, Being Down: Performances of Spic & Span. University of illinois Urbana Champaign.

2014
Nested Core, Live durational performance, Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival. Defibrillator Gallery/Hub Space. Chicago, IL

2013   
Nested Core, Live durational performance, MCA First Fridays: Summoning a New Queer Reality. Museum of Contemporary Art. Chicago, IL
Circuit Witch, Live Sound Performance, Earthly Delights, Open Circuit Gallery, Chicago, IL
Red Drum, Musical project on Drums, Knobcon, Open Circuit Gallery, Chicago, IL
Female Distortion, Live Sound Performance, Gynaeceum Show, Double Door, Chicago, IL
Full Frontal Biopsy, Live Surgical Sound Performance, So Very Alive: Performing Feminist and Queer Utopias,Futures and Dreams, Rumble Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2012
Full Frontal Biopsy, Live Surgical Sound Performance, VIA Music New Media Festival, 6119 Space, Pittsburgh, PA
Hair Composition, Live Sound performance, Territorial Testimonial, Grace Space, Brooklyn, NY
Wall of Skin, sound and light interactive performance, IMPACT SAIC Performance Festival, Chicago, IL
Mystreater, noise duo rock band, Lottery League Drawing Show, Treasure Town, Chicago, IL
Mystreater, noise duo rock band, noise show, The Burlington Bar, Chicago, IL
Full Frontal Biopsy, In collaboration with Katie Torn, live multi-sensory surgical sound performance with video projections, Florida Oasis festival, Chicago, IL
Hair Composition, Live sound performance, Queer Community: A Performance Process, DePaulUniversity, Chicago, IL

2011             
Hairbrush on Hairy Drums, Experimental Sound Performance, Shapeshifters: The Musical, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL
Mystreater, noise duo rock band, Waveforms SAIC Sound Art Performance Festival, Silver Space
Mystreater, noise duo rock band, NITROTTER FEST, Dust Bowl Venue, Chicago, IL
Full Frontal Biopsy, Collaboration with Katie Torn, live multi-sensory surgical sound performance with video projections, New Blood Performance Festival V, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Monster Birth, Monstrous Immersion of a Multi-Media performance, Group Collaboration with Katie Torn, Lindsay Denniberg, Cassandra Jackson, and Monica Panzarino. Mischief Night Art Festival, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Baby Doll Surgery, Noise art performance, Birth Fest, The Hive, Chicago, IL
Mind Rust, noise interactive performance, Touch then Push and Pull then Maybe Nothing performance art exhibition, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL
Self Surgery, sound interactive performance with live musical composition, Practical Magic Show, Links Hall,  Chicago, IL
BOOGA BOOOGA, surgery noise duo band, Miami Art Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL

2010       
The Found Performer, street performer vs. performance artist, New Blood Performance Festival IV, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Monster Wedding, theatrical performance, Mischief Night, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2009      
BOOGA, solo drums and noise electronic performance, Theater Factory, Malmo, Sweden
BOOGA, The New Royal Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark
BOOGA, 
The White Rabbit Gallery, Berlin, Germany
BOOGA, Helioglobal, Barcelona, Spain
Tyger Beat, art rock duo, International Noise Conference, Churchill’s Pub, Miami, FL,
Crossroads Project, collaboration with West Coast Symphony and Tyger Beat, New Music New College, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL

2008            
Tyger Beat, noise art duo, Cinema Sounds Fest, Burns Court Theater, Sarasota, FL,
Skeleton Warrior, psychedelic noise rock band, International Noise Conference, Churchill’s Pub, Miami, FL
Mistake Music, experimental music composition, Sound Art Exhibition, New College of FL, Sarasota, FL

Publications

2018
Limbs, Ligaments, Parts: A queer Latinx performance” by Chloe Nagle. Smile Politely culture magazine

2017
“Organismal Futurisms in Brown Sound and Queer Luminosity: Getting Into Gressman's Cyborgian Skin” written by Dr. Sandra Ruiz. Performance Matters online journal.  Full PDF article

2014
“Local female performing artist auditions for Blue Man Group” by Gina Scarpino. The Chronicle. Full article

2013
“A tug-of-war between technology and the human body” By Carrie Seidman, Herald-Tribune Full article

2012
Emergency Index Vol. 2. Featured Artist in the 2012 Publication of the collection of Performance Artists.

Visiting Artist Presentations

2018
ART UNDER TRUMPISM: A QUEER LATINX JOURNEY. A CONVERSATION WITH ERICA GRESSMAN. La Estacion Gallery. Dept. of Latino/a Studies at UIUC Champaign, IL

Q and A for LIMBS. Krannert Art Museum. Champaign, IL

2017
Q and A for Full Frontal Biopsy. Monster Love group show. English and Gender Studies Department UIUC, Champaign, IL

2016
Q and A for Wall of Skin. Being Brown and Down: Performances of Spic and Span Symposium. Latino/a Studies Department at UIUC, Champagne, IL  

2013           
Conversation: Artistic Life Beyond New College. Sarasota, FL

2012       
TransQ TV Interview, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Artist Lecture, Grace Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Visiting Sound Artist, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2010            
Visiting Sound Artist, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK

Curatorial Experience

2016
Killer Makeover, art director, producer. Horror Romantic Comedy film, Directed by Lindsay Denniberg.

2012                        
Florida Oasis, Immersive Performance and Video mini festival, with Katie Torn and Roofless Records, Comfort Station in Logan Square, Chicago, IL

2011                 
Birth Fest, 
music and performance art festival, The Hive Art Space, Chicago, IL
 

Featured Performances

2016
Killer Makeover, actor, art director, producer. Horror Romantic Comedy film, Directed by Lindsay Denniberg.

2013
Adaptation (in to you), Performer for Vincent Tiley’s MFA thesis. Sullivan Gallery. Chicago, IL

2011            
Video Diary of A Lost Girl, Actress for Lindsay Denniberg’s feature horror film. Gene Siskle. Chicago, IL
Pony Video, performer for Michael McParlane’s video piece for the band Austra. VIA: Music and New Media Festival. Pittsburgh, PA

2010            
ROOTED, performer for Kitty Huffman’s performance work. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Student Union Gallery
Her Herd Heard/Buffalo Gals, performer for Hope Esser’s live performance. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sullivan Gallery. Chicago, IL

2008            
Skeleton Warrior, Drummer for Electro Noise Pop Band. International Noise Conference.  Churchill’s. Miami, FL